The Managed Long-Term Supports and Services (MLTSS) Subcommittee convened on March 9 and included many important discussions and presentations. Updates specific to the Office of Long-Term Living were provided by Deputy Secretary Jamie Buchenauer. The details of her update are included in her PowerPoint presentation. One important update included in her presentation was the announcement that the Appendix K waiver flexibilities were applied to continue six months beyond the end of the Federal Disaster Declaration. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has indicated that this will be approved and that the flexibilities should continue at this time and beyond.
Other presenters and updates were provided by the following:
- Medicaid Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh (MRC) Report on the Evaluation of CHC offered by Dr. Howard Degenholtz, University of Pittsburgh MRC
- 2020 HCBS Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey Results offered by Brian MacDaid, OLTL Division of Quality Assurance
- Contacting your CHC-MCO and Service Coordinator by Pennsylvania Health and Wellness, AmeriHealth Caritas/Keystone First, and UPMC Community HealthChoices